A Review of the Trial of Derek Chauvin

If Derek Chauvin is found “not guilty,” he will not be found “not guilty” based on some complicated legal technicality, a burden of proof problem, or anything like that. Instead, he will be found “not guilty” because the evidence did not exist to convict him of a crime. More than that, it is most likely he will be found “not guilty” because he is actually innocent, not merely “not guilty.”

“Night and Day”

What would one profit and what would be gained, 
If everything seen in the day was attained? 
What would one forfeit and what would be lost,  
If everything seen in the night was the cost?  

Easter Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

This Sunday is Easter, and in light of this coming Holiday, I want to try to tell you something about it that you may have never known. That’s a pretty big lift, but I’m going to try anyway. Get ready, because this one might blow your socks off. We know that Jesus is the Passover…

The Word “Begotten,” Inheritance, and the Genealogy of Matthew’s Gospel

This post is about the specific word “begotten” in scripture. My point is that it is a bad to eliminate the word “begotten” from Bibles and from our theological understanding. Unfortunately, we have almost forgotten what the word means at all. Contrary to popular belief, the word “begotten” does not mean “fathered” and it does not mean “born.” Instead, it is a word with no modern equivalent, but it is still a very important word with serious effects on theology and our understanding of God and the Bible.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

In the gospel of Luke, Chapter 10, Jesus delivers the parable of the Good Samaritan. This is one of the most famous parables, and therefore, you might think it is one of the most well known. However, I would like to show it to you in a way you’ve probably never seen it before.

Here, I’ll explain how the Parable of the Good Samaritan is an analogy of the history of the world and Jesus’s work of salvation, stretching from the fall of Adam and Eve to the Return of Christ.

I’m completely serious, and it’s quite clear when you look at it.

What Trump’s Impeachment Lawyer Should Have Said

To be rather open with the reader, I actually approve of impeachment based on the limited information I’ve seen. The January 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol was a national disgrace. That is not a controversial thing to say. The question for impeachment is this: What did Trump have anything to do with it?

However, that being said, the present issue is rather complicated. The question is about whether it is proper to move forward with the impeachment trial. On that issue, I think the argument of Rep. Raskin (someone I have also had the opportunity to speak to, because he taught at my law school) had some serious flaws.

Therefore, because if you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself, here is what I think the Trump Lawyers should have said.

The Chambers of the South, the Mazzaroth, and the Constellations of Job

The book of Job in the Bible is a very ancient book. That is why it is so amazing that we actually get some consistent names for things mentioned in the book that stay consistent across 4,000 years or so. I’m talking about the names of constellations. We’re going to explore the constellations and astronomy that we get in Job. There are a lot of surprises and some really good poetry.

The Planets Mentioned in Scripture

Believe it or not, there are references to every single planet (or deity that the planet is named after) in Scripture. And we’re going to find them.

How Did The Planets Get Their Names?

This post isn’t about remembering the planet names. This post is about remembering WHY the planets are named what they are named. Everybody knows that the planets correspond to classical characters in mythology. But I’m answering the question “Why did the ancients connect THAT spot of light — and not any other spot of light — to this PARTICULAR deity — and not another deity?”

As I’d like to show, there is actually an answer.

The Problem With Amanda Gorman’s Poem at the Joe Biden Inauguration

I watched the reading, and its presentation had the same tone, tenor, and pace of the “poetry” I’ve seen in many places these days.

Here’s my problem with the poem: IT IS NOT POETRY. If you read it at a different pace, it is A SPEECH.

Now, granted, it is a good speech. It has random rhymes with no real pattern (just like a speech). It has a nice flow, but no real meter (just like a speech). It has poetic metaphors, phrases, and analogy, but no set structure (just like a speech). It is a good speech, but it is a speech. It is not a poem, except for the fact that it has odd spacing when printed.

“Spiritual Forces In The Heavenly Places” and Current Events

Not long ago, Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option, and “Live not by lies,” wrote on his American Conservative blog, that there seems to be “something demonic in the air.” He was referring to QAnon, which seems to have burst onto the scene to rival the “Wokeness” that he usually writes and worries about…